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Interpreting Debussy

I’ve been watching some of Ben Zanders music interpretation master classes on the YouTube. They are all fabulous, and this one in particular I love. I know little about classical music but this cello sonata seems to me to be out of this world fantastic.… Read More

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Troubles

I’ve known the fabulous Kilby Snow version of Troubles for years. This evening I was surfing about on the YouTube machine and came across this superb version by The Onlies. I think Mr. Snow would approve.

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The Right Combination

I really enjoyed listening to Porter Wagoner’s The Right Combination performed by the Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Country Band on the YouTube machine this evening. Klauder & Willms are also half of the fabulous Foghorn Stringband. Both bands really deliver.

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Tune Names

More so than songs, tunes often have lots of names. Sometimes a tune will take on a regional name. Sometimes, nobody locally will have known the actual title, and so simply call it something else. Sometimes, there will be a name from a tune’s country… Read More

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Buck Fever Rag

Buck Fever Rag was written by the late great Reg Hill. Mr. Hill was the fiddler in Mac Beattie’s Ottawa Valley Melodiers, but he also had several great solo recordings. I’d bet dollars to donuts the scrub-board player on the Reg Hill cut is Mac… Read More